A Shetlanders Fair Isle Graph Book by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers


The Book of Haps


The Gladys Amedro Vintage Lace Collection - Volume 1


Yokes by Kate Davies


Traditional Shetland Scarves and Shawls


Unst Heritage Lace


The Fine Art of Fair Isle Knitting with Hazel Tindall


50 Tips from Shetland Knitters


Fair Isle Style


150 Scandinavian Designs


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A Shetlanders Fair Isle Graph Book by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers

In the mid-20th century, Shetland' professional knitters designed and knitted hundreds of Fair Isle garments each year. The knitting charts produced here are from two original design books, which include both Fair Isle and Norwegian-inspired motifs. The charts are aimed at the adventurous knitter, who wishes to be inspired by classic, authentic Shetland Fair Isle patterns and colourways.

Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers was formed in 1988. Members meet most months to provide/enjoy workshops, share knowledge and explore textile related crafts. Guild members also demonstrate their skills when requested. A newsletter is produced regularly, and the Guild has a dedicated group on Ravelry and a Facebook page. Income from the sale of this book will be used by the Guild to promote all aspects of traditional Shetland textile skills.

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The Book of Haps

The Book of Haps

Join Kate Davies, Jen Arnall-Culliford, and a host of renowned designers as they introduce you to the wonderful world of haps.

A hap is a Scottish dialect word for a simple shawl or wrap. Haps have a particular association with the Shetland islands where, for more than a century, they were knitted for everyday wear as well as for sale. Combining textile history with contemporary design, this book explores the story of the hap through five beautifully illustrated essays, and thirteen stunning patterns. While the first part of the book looks to the past for inspiration, exploring the many different contexts in which haps were made and worn, the book’s second half acts as a springboard to the future, as designers from around the world present their own interpretations of the hap.  From Nevada and Finland to Reykjavik, and Burra Isle, the patterns in these pages are as distinctive and varied as their designers’ locales. Haps may well surprise you: they can be square, triangular, or hexagonal, incorporating lace, cables, or colour. Though haps are, by definition, functional, wearable textiles, you’ll find they can also be elegant and fascinating, graphic and abstract. Whatever your knitterly interests, you’ll find the Book of Haps an endless source of inspiration and a canvas for your creativity. 

Contributors:

Jen Arnall-Culliford, Martina Behm, Roslyn Chapman, Kate Davies, Carol Feller, Lucy Hague, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy,  Gudrun Johnston, Hélène Magnússon, Donna Smith, Hazel Tindall, Tom van Deijnen, Veera Välimäki.

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The Gladys Amedro Vintage Lace Collection - Volume 1

 

 

This collection brings together 4 of Gladys Amedros best selling patterns, reproduced from original patterns this booklet contains the pattern for The Gibbie Shawl, Lace Christening Robe, Fine Lace Stole and Scarf and My Weekly Baby Knits Shawl. Compiled by us at Jamieson & Smith, we also give some background and information about the history of Gladys' patterns and work with J&S.

Each pattern is written out line by line and not charted, the patterns are written for 1ply Cobweb and 2ply Lace but would work equally well with 1ply and 2ply Shetland Supreme and information for substituting is given.

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Yokes by Kate Davies

In this exciting new book, writer and designer Kate Davies unravels the tale of one of the Twentieth Century’s most distinctive sweater styles - the circular yoke. From Shetland and Iceland to Canada and Sweden, Kate’s essays and conversations take you on a journey around the North Atlantic, exploring the yoke’s intriguing and often surprising regional narratives.

plus
Further Reading / resources; notes on size fit and modification; a special techniques section
and
eleven signature yoke designs in a wide range of yarn weights and knitting styles.

The majority of designs are graded in ten sizes from 30-50 inches

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Traditional Shetland Scarves and Shawls

A great little A5 booklet with a wide range of classic vintage Shetland patterns photocopied from 1950s original, it also includes information about Shetland knitting in the 1950s. All the patterns are written out and not charted. Patterns include:

The Feather and Fan Scarf

The Four Ounce Shawl

The Scalloped Shawl

Pineapple Pattern Scarf

Diamond and Shell Scarf

Spiderweb Lace Scarf

Please note: this is a black and white photocopy of the original booklet, the writing is quite small.

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Unst Heritage Lace

This small 26 page book is produced by Unst Heritage Trust.
Experienced knitters will enjoy some motifs gleaned from the 1880s lace knit collection at Unst Heritage Centre.

This book gives some history into Shetland Lace in Unst and patterns for Motifs to be used in Lace knitting.

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The Fine Art of Fair Isle Knitting with Hazel Tindall

Hazel Tindall has been knitting for over 50 years. In that time she’s developed an efficient technique which has gained her the title of ‘The World’s Fastest Knitter’.

This 3 Hour instructional video follows Hazel as she knits a seamless Fair Isle cardigan (Shetland Star) from start to finish.

Hazel shares knitting tips and techniques such as -
• Casting On • Working Knit Stitch • Working Purl Stitch • Using steeks • Knitting with 2 colours • Using a knitting belt • Grafting • Using a jumper board
& lots more

This is a DVD, not a book.

Please note we cannot guarantee the DVD will play in an international DVD player - the advice we have is:

This is the problem of the USA having a different TV system (NTSC) compared with Europe (PAL). Many (but not all) DVD players and TVs handle this without you knowing, but at times it doesn’t happen. As we understand it, there is no way of predicting which players will handle the difference and which will not. If in doubt, the download option (available from Hazel's website) will be a better choice.

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50 Tips from Shetland Knitters

Shetlanders Hazel Tindall and Elizabeth Johnston have been knitting for many years, using the efficient knitting techniques perfected by generations of Shetlanders. Hazel knits and designs mainly Fair Isle, while Elizabeth spins, dyes, weaves, designs and knits both lace and fair isle.

The 3.5 hour 2-disc DVD includes:

  • casting on
  • how to hold yarns and needles
  • working edge stitches, and making stitches from edges
  • increasing and decreasing
  • two colour knitting and how to catch floats
  • joining pieces, including grafting, seaming and simple 3 needle bind off
  • joing yarn in plain, lace and fair isle
  • reading charts
  • thumbs, pockets, heels, fingers, buttonholes, using beads
  • fixing mistakes
  • finishing

Please note we cannot guarantee the DVD will play in an international DVD player - the advice we have is:

This is the problem of the USA having a different TV system (NTSC) compared with Europe (PAL). Many (but not all) DVD players and TVs handle this without you knowing, but at times it doesn’t happen. As we understand it, there is no way of predicting which players will handle the difference and which will not. If in doubt, the download option (available from Hazel's website) will be a better choice.

 

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Fair Isle Style

Fair Isle Style is a book of projects to knit as well as a book about knitting the Fair Isle technique. This book offers a collection of patterns from a variety of established, rising, and new knitwear designers, and focuses on fresh, modern uses of color for today's knitters.

A Design Notebook rounds out the book, giving readers further ideas to use Fair Isle knitting. Delight in a modern look for a traditional technique with Fair Isle Style.

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150 Scandinavian Designs

For both experienced and beginner knitters, this is an inspirational collection of favourite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, including charming motifs of stars, hearts, flowers, leaping reindeer and dancers, as well as delightful geometric patterns, and more. Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read colour charts, and a reverse colourway suggestion. With clear details on reading colour charts, and a full review of techniques for two-colour knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. Includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of colour, and finishing techniques to help you hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects.

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